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Inappropriate Yoga Playlist

Every Friday I teach what I call “Happy Hour Yoga.”  Depending on who shows up, this can be either quite the sweat-fest, or roll as soft as butter.

If a new-to-yoga person shows up, buttercream class.. If it’s my regulars: sweat-fest.

(One of my students is threatening to bring her grandmother every week so that I will ramp it the hell down.)

Today I was scrolling through my playlists on the Ipod, and I came across one I haven’t listened to in a while called, Happy for No Reason.

“Perfect,” I thought, and pushed “play.”

Things were great for awhile. It started to get a little funky with Jaymay, but it was okay, but then when I had them in Prasarita Padotanasana (wide angled standing forward fold) guess what song starts to play?

“Shake a Tail Feather” by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.  You don’t know it? I couldn’t find an original YouTube, and the older Mitch Ryder YouTube didn’t really capture what happened in yoga tonight, but this Ike and Tina Turner version did.

Just imagine doing prasarita padotanasana A while this is playing and you’ll have some idea of how Happy Hour Yoga rolled today.

 

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

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